When Doug Killeen, Norman Mollica and Maurice Mollica each joined Rotary over 45 years ago women were not even permitted to be Rotarians. They would never have imagined how far Rotary would change to this day when recently each was at the Rotary Club of Essendon to celebrate their daughters and niece being inducted as President and Vice President!
Jenny Foster, daughter of PP Doug, was inducted as the 83rd President and PP Lisa Lowcock, daughter of Norm and niece of PP Maurice, was inducted as the Vice President at the Rotary Club of Essendon’s changeover meeting on July 4th 2017.
Both have grown up with the marvellous examples of their fathers and uncle actively demonstrating Service Above Self by their lifelong commitment to Rotary. And each found themselves marrying likeminded Rotary affiliated men one of whom was a Rotary exchange student and the other a Rotaractor like herself. If we dare to add up our combined years of service through Rotary we easily reach over 200 years!
Jenny and Lisa remember fondly going to Rotary meetings as young girls and hearing too many “Dad jokes”, but also being influenced by great men doing great things in their local and international communities.
It is no surprise then that they both found that when it came to their time to commit to “Making a Difference” as our current RI President Ian Riseley suggests, that Rotary was the way to do it. After all, it’s all in the family. And what a great family Rotary is.
Left to right: Doug Killeen and his daughter President Jenny Foster, Vice President and Past President Lisa Lowcock with her father Norman Mollica at the induction day.